Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."

A clear understanding of the foundational concepts and vocabulary provides students with the building blocks to achieve a higher understanding of more difficult concepts. The goal of mathematics education is to guide students through the process of becoming critical thinkers.

To me, that means moving from thinking of solving problems in terms of “recipes” to developing their own understanding and approaches to problem-solving. As a teacher, I aim to motivate students to become involved in their learning process by discovering connections between mathematics and their relevant life-experiences. I strive to create a classroom environment that fosters self-discovery, communication, and collaboration in groups.

Teaching Experience

Sagrado Global, Data Science & Analytics Program

  • Introduction to Python

  • Machine Learning

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

  • MATH 285: Ordinary Differential Equations (Grader, Fall 2019)

  • MATH 550: Dynamical Systems (Grader, Fall 2019)

  • MATH 103: Theory of Arithmetic (Spring 2018)

  • MATH 115 : Preparation for Calculus Merit (Spring 2017)

  • SIM Camp 2016: Mathematical Biology

  • MATH 231: Calculus II for Engineers (Fall 2015, 2016)

  • MATH 234: Calculus I for Business(Spring 2015)

  • MATH 220: Calculus I (Fall 2013,2014)

Tips to engage with mathematics

  • Practice makes better!

  • Don't hesitate to ask questions.

  • Also, answer questions. There is no better way to test your understanding than to try to explain it to someone else.

  • Remember that the goal is not to memorize how to solve every problem but to understand the concepts behind it.

When you get stuck on a problem ask yourself these questions.

  1. What information do you have and what information do you need?

  2. How can you connect what you have to what you need?

  3. Why is the question being asked and why do the methods work?